The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, is one of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks. Standing proudly at the West End of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway building hotel nestles in the shadow of the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Its reputation for style and excellence has attracted international visitors and notable personalities for over one hundred years. ‘The Caley’ – as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals – has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality at its finest.
Rooms : 251 Bedrooms and Suites Type : Couples, Corporate, City Break
Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian hotel is proudly set above what was once a grand Victorian railway.
With generations of experience in delivering warm Scottish hospitality, this luxury Edinburgh hotel boasts an array of modern amenities and facilities within an iconic, historic building.
Swim laps in the luxurious indoor pool, stay active with a personal trainer in the fitness centre, or simply relax in the bubbling whirlpool. With a soothing sauna, steam room and Guerlain Spa, this Edinburgh hotel provides an elegant refuge of rest and relaxation.
Situated only a few steps from Princes Street Gardens, this luxury Edinburgh hotel looks upon the majestic castle that dominates Edinburgh’s picturesque skyline.
Enjoy a central location close to Edinburgh’s most popular attractions, unique boutiques and lively Edinburgh nightlife, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.
The Caledonian has 241 spacious rooms and suites, all done in sleek and smoky blues and grays, perfect to rest and recharge. Many of the rooms and suites come with castle views.
Grazing by Mark Greenaway
Eat in the casual and welcoming environment created by award-winning chef Mark Greenaway. The menu, which reflects the laidback ‘grazing’ concept, showcases a mix of traditional, modern and sharing plates. Always incorporating locally sourced ingredients with unique concept dishes created by Mark.
Chef Mark Greenaway is an ambassador for Scotland Food and Drink. His commitment and drive place him in the very top tier of Scottish chefs. Mark’s first cookbook, ‘Perceptions’, received the ‘Best in the World’ award at The Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2017.
Peacock Alley is located within the impressive lobby lounge. Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea or sip custom cocktails and unwind at the end of a busy day with a cool evening drink.
Enjoy an exciting look into the hotel’s Victorian past at this destination Edinburgh bar and restaurant. In homage to the grand Caledonian Railway, formerly located beneath the hotel, the historic Caledonian station clock is situated above the restaurant.
The Caley Bar
Inspired by the timeless heritage of the Caledonian Railway, this destination Edinburgh bar offers an historic tribute to the luxury hotel’s Victorian past. The Caley Bar presents a warm, inviting ambiance to savour pre-diner drinks and sip on custom cocktails or explore the 100 whiskies, from hidden gems and rare bottles to popular and well-known brands.
Edinburgh is a breathtaking city with many bars, theatres and museums. Guest can visit the famous Edinburgh Castle which is within walking distance from the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh will certainly be a memorable visit.
If you don’t want to venture out of the hotel, you can enjoy the amazing spa :-
From exquisite, custom-built Guerlain cabins to our exclusive use of Guerlain products and techniques, every aspect of the Guerlain Spa is designed to relax the body and mind, promoting inner well-being and balance.
"The Caley Bar is an institution and is a must when staying in Edinburgh"
"Perfect location and a spectacular view"
The Fife Arms
Sunday Times Hotel of the Year 2019, the Fife Arms is a Victorian Coaching Inn that has been imaginatively restored in a resolutely Victorian style with a unique charm and is located in the historic Scottish village of Braemar amidst the majestic landscape of the Cairngorms National Park. As a fascinating passion project from international art dealers Hauser & Wirth, there are over 12,000 pieces of artworks and antiques here, and interior designer Russell Sage, working in collaboration with local historians, ensured that every square centimetre of the hotel evokes the traditions and customs of the Scottish Highlands.
Rooms : 46 Bedrooms and Suites Type : Couples, Active Outdoors, Art, Royal
Situated in a picturesque Irish village with convenient access to the rest of the country, Adare Manor is an ideal base for exploring the best that Ireland has to offer.
The hotel offers something for everyone – a luxury castle feeling for couples looking for a romantic getaway, state of the art golf for those keen to try their clubs on this championship course and, for those looking for a little pampering, the La Mer Spa is the only one of its kind in the British isles. There is also an abundance of activities for active families looking to explore the outdoors ranging from falconry to archery, horse-riding, cycling and fishing. This historic country castle escape has it all.
Rooms : 104 spacious bedrooms and suites Type : Couples, Active Families, Golfers
Sheen Falls Lodge
Sheen Falls Lodge, a privately owned 5 star country house is fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the bay of Kenmare, there are views of cascading waterfalls, the delightful bay itself and also the magnificent McGillicuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland looming in the distant sky.
A Condé Nast Award winner, this five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is best described as “classic luxury” with all rooms enjoying breath-taking views.
Rooms : 60 spacious bedrooms and suites Type : Couples, Family, Outdoor Active
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